The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel

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Explore the world by bicycle. Discover the adventure that awaits you. Inspire others. Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, The Greg Siple Award helps young adults get in the saddle and out on the road by providing the skills and the gear needed for a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure. In return, recipients of The Greg Siple Award will perform an outreach activity to promote bicycle travel and share it with the world.

The Greg Siple Award, named after Adventure Cycling’s cofounder, is open to young adults ages 18 to 30. (Must be 18–30 years old on March 1, 2018.) In its fifth year, The Greg Siple Award was developed in response to Adventure Cycling members’ desire to inspire more young people to travel by bicycle.

Four Greg Siple Awards (two Intro to Bike Travel awards and two Outdoor Leadership awards) were given in 2018 to support cyclists of varying levels of experience. Read about the winners. The 2019 application will open on November 1, 2018.

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The Greg Siple Award blog posts

March 13, 2018
#JumpStartBikeTravel: Meet the Four Talented Greg Siple Award Winners
#JumpStartBikeTravel: Meet the Four Talented Greg Siple Award Winners

Meet the four talented winners of The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel. Get ready to be inspired and #JumpStartBikeTravel.

January 9, 2018
Who Applied for The Greg Siple Award?
Who Applied for The Greg Siple Award?

Nearly 100 people applied for The Greg Siple Award, and four talented young adults will be selected to win the award and bike-travel gear, thanks to REI, Big AgnesArkelBikeFlights.com, and ABUS. Winners will be announced by March 1. In the meantime, find out more about the applicants. 

December 29, 2017
Hauling it All -- Make Your Own Panniers
Hauling it All -- How To Make Your Own Panniers

A 2017 Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.

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